Long gone are the days of watching your favourite show one episode at a time, making it last a good few weeks, savouring it.
These days we go for a more ‘cram in as many hours as humanly possible’ kind of approach to the way we watch things.
But which box sets are the best for this kind of viewing?
The research, conducted via OnePoll.com, explored the most popular shows for binge-style watching, revealing a lineup for arguably the greatest (and slightly dangerous) marathon of all time.
Taking the top spot, to little surprise, Game of Thrones. Obviously fans found themselves victim to the endless line of cliffhangers that left the fate of their favourite characters up in the air.
In second place was Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece, Breaking Bad, closely followed by the painfully British Downton Abbey.
Check out the full top 20 below:
Top 20 most ‘binge-able’ boxsets:
- Game of Thrones
- Breaking Bad
- Downton Abbey
- The Walking Dead
- Sex and the City
- The Wire
- Peaky Blinders
- Orange is the New Black
- House of Cards
- True Blood
- Gossip Girl
- Sons of Anarchy
- Desperate Housewives
Steve Mitchell, Head of TV Product Management at Samsung UK, which commissioned the study, said: “We’ve seen over the last few years that there has been a radical change in how people watch TV and their favourite programmes.
”Whether through box sets or streaming, we all have an opportunity to watch whatever content we want at a time that’s convenient for us.
“Television can be powerful and thought provoking medium and with our QLED technology, which offers unrivalled colour, deep blacks and bold contrast levels – viewers are able to immerse themselves even more with the most life-like picture to date.”
The study also revealed 44 percent of adults said they now prefer to watch TV ‘on demand’.
And one in five revealed they like to watch their favourite shows over and over again.
With Game of Thrones sitting firmly on the top spot, the end is in sight for the show with the long wait for next year’s big finale drawing ever closer. Obviously details are still very hush hush, though that hasn’t stopped a few of the cast members teasing the fate of their own characters.
It also seems rumours of a Breaking Bad film may have some substance to them, as Vince Gilligan reportedly has something in the pipeline as a follow up to the series.